Dallas Cowboys offer a bounce back beatdown victory
By Riley Donald
The Dallas Cowboys reminded the NFL who they are when they play well in yesterday’s wire-to-wire beatdown of the Atlanta Falcons. From the offense doing whatever they wanted to the defense getting turnovers, the special teams chipping in, and some coaching decisions I enjoyed seeing, everything worked and showed us the most complete Cowboys team we have seen all season.
Offensively, this team really did whatever they wanted. Dak Prescott tossed for 296 and two touchdowns paired with a vintage rushing touchdown bulldozing his way into the end zone. The Cowboys ran the ball to the tune of 114 yards led by Ezekiel Elliott plunging into the end zone twice and Tony Pollard leading the ‘Boys in yards.
On Friday, I predicted this offense to see two individuals step up. I called for Prescott to throw for around 300 and two scores along with Pollard to go for 80+ all-purpose yards. Prescott made me look dead on with his outing and Pollard topped it off with 98 total yards (42 rushing, 56 receiving). Let’s stay hot, here!
Dallas Cowboys offense did whatever they wanted
I was wrong predicting the Cowboys would get seven receivers involved. They went ahead and had 10 different guys reel in a reception. I’ll eat this one, guys. I think we’ll take this miss.
CeeDee Lamb was dominant. He reminded the league how big of a mistake they made letting him slide to the Cowboys in the draft. Amari Cooper delivered a handful of first downs and Michael Gallup really stepped up in his return.
The best offensive stat of all? The Atlanta Falcons did not record a single sack. The Cowboys offensive line stepped up after a disappointing outing last week and protected their guy in the passing game and cleared holes in the run game. Round of applause for the hogs up front!
The offensive line helped keep the defense fresh as the Cowboys saw a time of possession advantage of 37:41 to 22:19. This wears on an opponent and keeps your defense fresh. The Cowboys’ offensive line deserves a huge kudos.